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Mission and Vision

Our Mission

FCDE leverages the knowledge, funds and direct personal support of global donors to empower communities to maximize economic, social and environmental opportunities, thereby reducing poverty and injustice.

Our Vision

FCDE works to identify impoverished regions that have the drive, desire and basic tools to make positive, lasting change within their communities. By providing technical training, appropriate short-term personnel and seed funds, FCDE will become a partner and catalyst in making long-term positive changes within our host communities.

Our Guiding Values

  • Local communities should be the driving forces for their own social and economic development
  • Stability grows out of grassroots participation and inclusion
  • Capacity building and empowerment are key principles of sustainable development
  • Ensuring that women have a voice and equal access to community resources increases the likelihood of successful community development efforts
  • Marginalized people must be provided a space in the community development process
  • Leading by example supports community development efforts in fundamentally important ways
  • Working with multiple stakeholders increases communication and support for a community's development projects
  • Integrating appropriate technologies increases the likelihood of cost-effective sustainable projects
  • Involving youth ensures that long-term community development initiatives have stronger roots